About the Human Resources Department

The Human Resources Department provides a wide range of internal services to the City's departments to ensure that employees are well-trained, fairly compensated, healthy, and happy. These services include:

  • Providing professional labor relations services, including contract negotiations with each of eleven bargaining units
  • Maintenance of job descriptions, classifications, and compensation packages
  • Maintenance of personnel records
  • Implementation of state and federal policies and procedures
  • Equal opportunity employment and affirmative action oversight
  • And more

Links

  • Job Postings

  • Holiday Calendar

  • Employee Guidebook & Policies

  • Learning Organization Statement

  • COVID-19 Employee Information

Job Postings

Title Department Application Start Date Application End Date
Geriatric Social Worker Council on Aging 08/17/2021 Open Until Filled
Superintendent of Buildings and Custodians DPW - Buildings and Grounds 08/16/2021 Open Until Filled
Superintendent of Grounds DPW - Buildings and Grounds 08/16/2021 Open Until Filled
Housing Policy Coordinator OSPCD - Housing 08/16/2021 Open Until Filled
ADA Coordinator Racial and Social Justice 08/11/2021 Open Until Filled
Analyst Racial and Social Justice 08/11/2021 Open Until Filled
Emergency Management Director Mayor's Office 08/11/2021 Open Until Filled
Principal Clerk Treasurer/Collector 08/06/2021 Open Until Filled
Budget Analyst Auditing 07/29/2021 Open Until Filled
Grant Writer Grants Development 07/29/2021 Open Until Filled

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2021 Holidays

For Non-Bargaining Unit Employees**

Friday, January 1 New Year's Day
Monday, January 18 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday, February 15 Washington's Birthday
Monday, April 19 Patriot's Day
Monday, May 31 Memorial Day
Saturday, June 19 Juneteenth Independence Day
Monday, July 5 Independence Day (Observed)
Monday, September 6 Labor Day
Monday, October 11 Indigenous Peoples’ Day
Thursday, November 11 Veterans' Day
Thursday, November 25 Thanksgiving Day
Friday, November 26 Thanksgiving Friday
Friday, December 24 Christmas Eve (1/2 day)
Saturday, December 25 Christmas Day

*Under State Law, all holidays falling on Sunday must be observed on Monday.
**Please note: For bargaining unit employees, holidays are pursuant to collective bargaining agreements and may vary from this list.

The City of Somerville prides itself on being a learning organization. We believe that innovation and growth stem from learning and trying new things. Our goal is to encourage employees to be creative and learn new skills by providing easy access to opportunities for professional growth and development in a variety of ways.

Access to Training and Professional Development Opportunities

The City provides routine training on employment-related policies and best practices.

Department Heads are encouraged to work with staff to assess and plan for a variety of job-related programs to support continued learning, growth, and professional engagement of employees.

The Human Resources Department further supports learning opportunities and access when departmental budgetary constraints may arise. Additionally, the Human Resources Department administers the Non-Union Education Reimbursement Program.

Employees covered by a collective bargaining agreement may be provided opportunities and/or incentives for advancing education and professional growth as outlined in the appropriate agreement.

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Questions

For more information about professional development opportunities, programs, and access please feel free to contact the Human Resources Department at (617) 625-6600 x3300.